Home Television Drama Alaskans, The

Alaskans, The

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
37 x 60 minute episodes

When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich.

The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small Alaskan port town of Skagway, which quickly exploded into a sprawling boom town, offering almost everything a miner could want – for a price.

Adventurers Silky Harris (Roger Moore) and Reno McKee (Jeff York) arrive in this town looking to make their fortunes. Not mining for gold, but by fleecing the hardy, hard-living miners who pass through the town.

Dorothy Provine co-starred as a beautiful singer called Rocky who ran the local saloon.

The Skagway streets were actually filmed on a Warner Brothers backlot in Burbank, California. The cast dressed in giant snow boots, fur gloves and parkas while the temperature was usually in the eighties.

Silky Harris
Roger Moore
Rocky Shaw
Dorothy Provine
Reno McKee
Jeff York
Nifty Cronin
Ray Danton